Sardine Run, Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines

Pescador Island and Kawasan Falls


An exciting full day that combines the scenic Kawasan Falls and the marine sanctuary of Pescador Island and  Panagsama beach that is renowned for the incredible “Sardine Run” that delights snorkellers just metres offshore.

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      Nature and wildlife
    • Activity Level Fairly Easy
    • Group Size Private
      Min. 2 participants
    All about the Pescador Island and Kawasan Falls.

    An exciting full day to that combine the scenic Kawasan Falls and the marine sanctuary of Pescador Island and  Panagsama beach that is renowned for the incredible sardine run that delights snorkellers just metres offshore.

    Pescador Island is a rocky island located in the Tanon Strait, a few kilometres from the western coast of Cebu, in the municipality of Moalboal.
    The island derives its name from the Philippines’ Spanish colonial heritage and the abundance of fish living on the surrounding coral reef, and the many fishermen that fish them (“pescador” translates from Spanish to “fisherman“).
    The warm waters of Pescador Island harbour a very rich marine life, with over 2,500 species of fish.

    Panagsama Beach in Moalboal is a unique destination where sardines congregate, forming huge schools right at the reef drop-off, just meters from shore. Here you can experience the “Sardine Run“. It’s a unique natural phenomena with millions of sardines swirling around like a living wall.

    Located 17km south of Moalboal, Kawasan Falls comprises a series of three waterfalls; the largest cascades 20m into a massive, milky-blue swimming hole. It ‘also the most crowded. The second and third waterfalls are less touristy and more peaceful.

    Tour Highlights

    • Pescador Island
    • Turtle Sanctuary
    • Sardine Run
    • Kawasan Falls

    Best time to travel

    Moalboal sardines run is all year round, but the best time for snorkeling is during the dry season is between February until May.

    Recommended things to bring

    • Water shoes, sandals or flip flops
    • Swimwear
    • Beach Towel
    • Sunscreen and sunglasses
    • Raincoat (in case of rain)
    • A bottle of water
    • Small backpack
    Inclusions and Exclusions
    What's included in the price?Items that are included
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Activities as per the itinerary
    • Lunch
    • English speaking guide
    • Snorkeling gears
    • Entrance fees
    Not included in the priceitems that are not included
    • Beverages during meals
    1. Full Day Pick up at 5.00am

      Early morning at 5.00am you will be picked up from your hotel in Cebu and driven for about 2.5hrs to Moalboal.

      Depart by boat for Pescador Island for swimming in the marine sanctuary. Head to Turtle Point where you can see marine turtles swimming in the open sea. Proceed to Panagsama Beach to witness the amazing “sardines run” – millions of sardines congregate just few meters from shore.

      After lunch, you will be taken to Kawasan Falls, a beautiful three-stage cascade with clear turquoise water.

      After the tour return to Cebu and drop off at your hotel.

      Estimated arrival in Cebu at 7.00pm.

    Pescador Island and Kawasan Falls day trip from Manila

    Yes, the private tour can be customized.

    The itinerary that can be altered and adjusted according to your interests.

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